Northern Ireland-based Dale Farm Limited has secured its first cheese export deal in Japan, the Belfast Newsletter reported on 25 October.
The leading dairy cooperative will export its Dromona cheddar range to Hoko Co., Ltd. in what it described as a “significant contract”. The decision follows a visit by the Japanese dairy and frozen foods firm to Dale Farm’s cheddar cheese production facility in Cookstown, County Tyrone.
After investing £50m in its processing plants across the UK, the firm has one of the most advanced cheese production facilities in Europe. The cooperative is capable of producing up to 50,000 tonnes of high quality cheddar per year.